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Monday, August 25, 2014

Birthday Fun at the Firehouse

This weekend, the boys went to a friend's birthday party--at the firehouse!  They got to check out an ambulance, see the various fire trucks, try on the gear, and learn about fighting fires.  Afterwards, they got cake.  They had a great time!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Helping Around the House

The boys are great at helping around the house.  When asked to pick up, they do.  The youngest really enjoys helping out.  He even helps me clean the bathrooms, and he enjoys painting.  Recently, he got to help stain the back fence.  He was extremely happy to help, and the fence looked great when they were done.

What kinds of things do you do to help out around the house?

Monday, August 11, 2014


Last week, the family and I had the pleasure to travel to Thermopolis, Wyoming.  I was giving a presentation at the library, and since it's a 4-hour drive, we decided to make a family day of it.

We had so much fun!  We went to the Dinosaur Museum and played at a park before heading to the library.  It was such an awesome day.  We all want to go back and spend more time there!

The boys looking at prehistoric fish.

The boys touching fossilized dinosaur eggs.

A pterosaur skull.

Part of the dig site that was not active during our visit.

The active dig site where bones are being discovered and unearthed.

My youngest helping me take photos of the dig site.

The view from the dig site.

A photo the youngest took of his brother at the dig site.

While we were in town, before we had to go to the library, we found a playground for the kids to play on.  While there, a mother deer and her twin babies (who still had spots) were casually grazing.  It's hard to see them in this photo, but they were adorable!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Some Time in the Sun

This weekend the boys hung out with their cousins.  We decided to head to Lake Hattie, which is about 30 minutes from town.  It was an awesome day.  The weather was perfect--the wind was hardly blowing (just enough so it wasn't overly hot) and the temperature was just right.  They had an awesome time swimming near the shore.

Even the dog went and had a great time.  He absolutely loves getting out into the water and swimming.  He even dunked his head under several times looking for rocks.  It was an amazing day!

Lake Hattie is called a "plains lake" for a good reason.  It is surrounded by flat, open land, and in the distance you can see the mountains.